More Burpees and All Pax Shouted, “Amen”… kind of, almost

QIC:  Gusher

Date: 02/18/2020

PAX: Friar Tuck, Booby Trap, Newport, Blindside, Prosciutto, Laces Out (Respect), Pediasure, Moneyball, Burrito

AO: Smackdown


Temperature, moderate; Moisture, indecisive — on again off again. Flu risk, moderate; Allergy, low in our area; Running, perfect conditions; Sweat index, high risk; Mosquito activity, none; Fog, thick; Gas, heavy but healthy.


Quick warm-up lap; SSH (30 IC); IW (15 IC); Willie Mays Hays (10 IC); Forward Fold (10 IC); SSH (21 IC)

Burpeecides with a Side of Fun
Four cones marked the course for suicides. PAX begin at cone 1 with 1 burpee, proceed to cone 2 for 2 burpees. Return to Cone 1 and repeat singular burpee moving on to Cone 3 for 3 burpees. This same pattern continues to cone 4 for 4 burpees concluding with a burpee at the finish line. Each burpeecide round is a total of 13 burpees.

PAX counted off by twos. Ones ran the burpeecide first while the second group performed an exercise (amrap) until all PAX completed their burpeecide. Once complete the groups switch places.

Round 1: Burpeecide; squats

Round 2: Burpeecide; block curls

Round 3: Burpeecide; LBCs

Round 4: Burpeecide; Monkey humpers

Round 5: All PAX completed burpeecide together.

MARY: LBCs (20 IC)


Thought for the day: Lamentations 3:22-23 – “The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” We all wake up each day with challenges, burdens, anxieties, and cares. Often these are the easiest things to see and think about. But we are told that there are new mercies every morning, even in the midst of trials and sometimes in the trials. Encouraged the PAX to think about the everyday new mercies. May we have eyes to see them and hearts to give thanks for them.


A man learns a lot when doing burpees alongside others and hears even more. YHC was overwhelmed with the abundant joy and gratitude that came from all corners each time another burpeecide round was announced. Truly humbled. These are indeed grateful men. There was great sadness in the gloom when we ran out of time and only completed five of the ten rounds planned. World War I was filmed on an iPhone. Lots of mumble chatter during monkey-humpers. Ones never really knows where to look during monkey-humpers. Tip: don’t look down…it can get quite dizzy. One PAX’s parents were disappointed in having a boy. This came out during a reenactment of the Miracle on Ice. Not sure the connection, but I think his parents are pleased with the way things ended up, and not just for the USA Hockey team; Smackdown for sure is. Last night’s snacks are not savory in the morning. There is a lesson there.


Tuff Muff 2/22/2020 see Slack for details

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